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JOANA CARDOSO


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27 anos, plus-size blogger e fotógrafa

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31.1.12

Les Merveilleuses by Ladurée


Há já alguns dias que vos queria apresentar esta colecção,simplesmente deliciosa, mas só agora tive tempo. Penso que todos conhecemos a Ladurée,nem que seja apenas de nome, a mas famosa casa de macarons de Paris e quem sabe de todo o mundo. Já com algum conhecimento no campo,a casa Ladurée lança agora uma colecção bem mais completa que fará as delícias de qualquer uma de nós, não só pela qualidade dos produtos mas pela beleza das embalagens.
A Albin Cosmetics tem a mão por detrás desta colecção,para quem não conhece a marca pense apenas no que já viu das colecções Paul&Joe (que pode ser comprada através da ASOS) e logo perceberão do que falo.

A colecção inclui blushes (em pó e creme),pré-base de maquilhagem translúcida,bases (para uniformização do tom de pele,alisante e líquida)corrector em stick,pó facial, pincel para aplicação de blush,puff para aplicação de pó facial,espelho de bolso,entre outros.
A colecção começará a ser vendida no Japão a partir de 29 de Fevereiro,seguindo-se a Europa,EUA e restante mundo.
Os preços,pelo menos no Japão,irão variar entre os 16€ e poderão ir até a um total de 90€ (por produto).

Se pudesse,ou poder,adoraria deitar a mão a um,dois ou até mesmo à colecção inteira, e vocês?
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Nails of the Week


Ainda não sei se passa a rubrica se não porque sinceramente à semanas que apenas ando com as unhas arranjadas mas não pintadas, mas sinceramente nem sabia que nome lhe havia de dar portanto fui avante com o primeiro que me veio à cabeça.
Uma manicure simples e rápida, que funciona lindamente para qualquer coisa e qualquer sítio aonde vão. Um tom nude, muito próximo do tom de unha que lhe dá um brilho e uma homogeneização da cor e depois um pouco de brilho nas pontes, quase que como uma manicure francesa, diferente, mais simples, despreocupada e que funciona lindamente e vai bem com tudo.
O que acham? 
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31/365 – It’s a girl’s world

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30.1.12

Help,please.

Lovelies, 

 Preciso mesmo que respondam a este questionário para não só me ajudarem em futuros posts. Quero saber se vale sempre a pena fazer posts bilingues ou se alguns podem ser exclusivamente em português (passariam a ser a maioria),e também me estariam a ajudar a escolher a melhor opção para futuros vídeos,tutoriais e afins.Obrigada! 

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 I really need you to answer this survey,so to say,so you can help me out with future posts. I want to know if it is worth to make bilingual posts or if i can do them only in portuguese (which would end up being the most of them), and you will also be helping to choose about future options for possibl videos,tutorials and others.Thank you!



Which one is your native language?
 Portuguese
 English or other


  
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30/365 - Keep saving it

30/365 - Keep saving it by Joana C.
30/365 - Keep saving it, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.
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29.1.12

29/365 – One more depending on a prayer

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VICHY -50%


Meninas,lanço aqui um aviso rápido.Apesar da promoção acabar hoje as lojas/parafarmácias Well's do Continente,têm todos os artigos da Vichy (menos essentials,sticks e promoções) com 50% de desconto + 10% em cartão (sobre o valor total de compra e não o valor com promoção aplicada). Este 50% não é com sistema de cartões como os 7 dias da Vichy,portanto é de aproveitar.

Posso dizer que trouxe 2 shampoos anti-caspa mais um gel de limpeza que perfaziam um total de 33€ (arredondado) e trouxe tudo por 16€ e ainda tive 6 mini toalhas de ofertas (com o shampoo).
APROVEITEM!!!
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27.1.12

27/365 – In my place

27/365 – In my place by Joana C.
27/365 – In my place, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.
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26.1.12

26/365 – Brothers and Sisters

26/365 – Brothers and Sisters by Joana C.

As it started it was not meant to be a diptych, it was not even meant to join the three of us in the same image but it happened like that because it was bigger than me, it called to be done in this way and so I did it and I don’t regret it, not a little bit even if it may be strange to you.

Me, my brother and our dog, who is for us, and this is a mutual feeling, our brother too. We love that dog and I know I talk for both of us, as much as a brother, he is part of the family. I love my dog more than what I love most people I know and I have the best reasons for it. Some of you will understand it, others will not, but for those who do I praise you for coming even close to know how it feels like to bond in this way with an animal. We love him and he loves us, he’s blindly faithful and he loves unconditionally even in the worse times and trust me he was been with us through some very severe times of our lives as a family, times that were not easy and that would make most people leave their animals to someone else,in the side of the road or in a shelter, but he stood and we made sure he stood with us,no matter how hard things were and we never regret that decision. He may be a little pig at times but loves us more than anything. He’s a protector, even if tiny, a friend and he is most of all a member of this family and a brother to me and my brother and nothing else can be said.

About my brother, well, he may as well be one of my best friends even if we fight like the cat and the mouse, like Tom and Jerry, in the end I would burn my hands or give my life for him and I know that he would do the same. You may hurt me but if you touch my little boy, who is not so little anymore and is taller than me even if some four years younger, I will go after you and make your life a living hell, that is a promise.

So, not counting with my parents and grandparents, this is my family, my siblings, those I love and want around me for as long as life allows them to be. Those I will love despite all circumstances, despite of where life leads me or how far apart we are, that’s love and this is family, the family of blood and the family I choose.

The photos themselves are not pretty, not focused, filled with grain, with no decent light but I don’t care anymore, they are up to my standards. I am tired of trying to fill someone else’s shoes, I am doing this for myself. The praise is good and I look forward the day that people will look forward to my work, the day when I will have an explored photo, we all know we want it, but for now I do this because I love it, because it makes me move on each day, because it makes me happy and that is it, for myself, not for others, not through someone else’s perspective through the lens but my own vision.

Love it if you may, hate if you want, it will keep and I will persevere, now and always.

Hope you like it,still!
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25.1.12

Giambattista Balli S/S 2012 Haute Couture - My Choice


Hello,lovelies!

Não há muito a apontar,todas as fotos de todos os desfiles postados são as minhas opções,aqueles que mais gostei e que chegaram até vós,portanto irei ser resumida uma vez que existem imensos desfiles e todos eles merecem destaque.Braco,preto e uma bela dose de cor no final,impecável!

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Not much to point out,the photos from all the shows posted so far are my choices,those i liked the most and that made their way into the blog,so from now on i'll be short on words as there are too many shows to present and all of them deserve the spotlight.White,black and a great dose of colors right at the end,flawless.
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25/365 – Powder Pink

25/365 – Powder Pink by Joana C.
25/365 – Powder Pink, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.


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Alexis Mabille S/S 2012 Haute Couture - My Choice


Lovelies,

Trago-vos os coordenados de Alexis Mabille.Cores fortes,tecidos brilhantes,extrema exuberância e um dramatismo moderado que em nada ficou a perder.Apesar do exagero gosto da continuação das cores dos vestidos no rosto pintado e nas grandes decorações usadas nos cabelos das modelos.O que acham?

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I bring you the dresses from Alexis Mabille.Strong tones,shimmering fabrics,extreme exuberance and a moderated drama that got nothing to lose.Although a bit overdone i still liked the extension of the dresses' colors to the painted faces and the hair pieces used by the models.What do you think?
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Elie Saab S/S 2012 Haute Couture


Hello,lovelies!

Não há de facto muito que se lhe diga.Este homem nunca me desaponta e cada vez me surpreende mais.Para muitos ele pode ser repetitivo e alguém que aposta unicamente no que conhece,para mim ele é um dos designers que torna as mulheres em verdadeiras princesas e conhece de facto o corpo feminino e como o realçar. Os tons pastéis são a minha perdição e o ponte forte do Elie,tal como os tecidos esvoaçantes e as aplicações fabulosas. Existem ali alguns vestidos mais estruturados que ele conseguiu executar na perfeição.Sem palavras,é o que vos digo!

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There is not much to say.This man never lets me down and he surprises me more and more each time.For many he is quite repetitive and only goes for what he knows best,for me he is one of those designers who can turn a woman into a fairytale princess and actually knows the female body and the ways to make it stunning. The pastel tones are my paradise and Elie's strenght, just like the flowing fabrics and the fabulous details. There are few structured dresses but still he managed to execute them perfectly. Spechless!
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Elie Saab S/S 2012 Preview


Hello,lovelies!

Deixo-vos algumas imagens para vos aguçar a curiosidade.Ainda hoje vou trazer imensos posts sobre todos os desfiles da PFW,mas em primeiro lugar trago-vos,claro está,o desfile de Elie Saab,não fosse ele o meu designer de eleição. Aguardem só mais um bocadinho,está tudo em preparação!

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I leave you with some images to get you even more curious.I will bring you,still today,a load of posts about the shows from the PFW,but first of all,of course,i'll bring the Elie Saab show,after all he's my favorite designer. Wait just a little more,the last details are being prepared.
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24.1.12

24/365 – Safety Net

24/365 – Safety Net by Joana C.
24/365 – Safety Net, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.
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23.1.12

23/365 – Carry me home tonight

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I am back!


Hello,lovelies!!!

Estou livre,ou quase,tirando uma pequena avaliação de meia hora amanhã ao meio dia. Mas bem, agora que aqui estou e com imenso tempo para despender e trabalhar vou-vos trazer imensos posts, alguns da aclamada Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture que começou hoje mas também de mil e uma outras coisas, agora é só pores mãos à obra e encher o blog de muitas coisas doces para vocês.
Obrigada por continuarem a visitar mesmo quando não estive por cá!

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I am free,almost free,not counting with a little appreciation of a work tomorrow at noon. Well, what matters is that i am back and with a lot of time to spare and work in various posts, some for the aclaimed Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture that started today and a thousand other things, now it's time to lay hands on work and fill the blog with sweet things for you.
Thank you for keep visiting the blog even when i wasn't around!
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19.1.12

Hiatus


Hello,lovelies!

Rapidamente de passagem só para dizer que o blog vai estar parado até Segunda-Feira. Não posso de modo algum despender tempo,mesmo que queira muito,uma vez que tenho ainda imensos desenhos para acabar,organizar e entregar até segunda-feira para avaliação semestral,e o que para muitos pode parecer fácil,para aqueles que estão a estudar no ramo das artes como eu sabem que desenho na faculdade não é fácil e não é nada bonito como toda a gente diz por aí sem ter conhecimento. Portanto portem-se bem e segunda-feira volto com toda a força!

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Quickly passing by just to tell you that the blog will the on hiatus until Monday.I can't,in no way,waist my time,even if i want it badly,knowing that i have yet quite a few dozens of draws to do,finish,organize and deliver by Monday for the semiannual appreciation and for what many may seem easy,for those who are studying in the field of arts just like me, know that draw class in college is not easy and it's not pretty at all as everyone else says it is when they have no knowledge of it.This said,please take care of yourselves and i'll be back by Monday,full force!
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19/365 – Jennet

19/365 – Jennet by Joana C.
19/365 – Jennet, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.
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18.1.12

18/365 – Bone-trembling Chill

18/365 – Bone-trembling Chill by Joana C.
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17.1.12

17/365 – Quirky Nerdy

17/365 – Quirky Nerdy by Joana C.
17/365 – Quirky Nerdy, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.
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16.1.12

Mode à Paris Schedule

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16/365 – Temperance of the Soul


Remember that yesterday i talked about a certain chair that i would use today? Well, nothing could be done as my mother moved it to the garage where it’s stored in the middle of what knows where and go haunting for that chair to bring it up for just a couple photos would be like taking a journey to Narnia, even the comparison is not that good.

Anyhow,I made something different. After much thinking I decided it was the day to make another portrait shoot, even if my face is not that pleasing,mostly at the moment that I am sick, but the light was nice, or so I believed and I had a thousand things to do and shooting gave the the perfect excuse to procrastinate on the things I have to do. I am very much in love with the outtake but I will post it separately because in my heart and my head,it deserves a much better place other than the comment section,so hold on for a few hours and then it will come.

Not much to say other then I was having a good time making loads of photos,using my purple comforter over my bunk bed and wearing a very old,very lady like, satin and lace robe that belonged to my mother and she never used, so I took it as mine, no matter what she says.Guess that in those days that I feel sick and ugly I just have to put on something feminine to feel a little bit better.
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Golden Globes Fashion - Favorites


Por último mas não para acabar a saga dos Golden Globes, trago-vos os meus favoritos, dos quais falarei individualmente.
Emma Stone com Lanvin - Uma rapariga jovem,bastante nerdy mas que quando quer ser fabulosa consegue-o sem muito esforço. A cor assenta-lhe na perfeição e fico feliz por ela se manter com o cabelo ruivo,depois de ter passado pelo loiro.O toque especial está no cinto com a águia da vitória.Afinal não custa assim tanto por um bocadinho de cada um de nós naquilo que vestimos.
Mila Kunis com Dior - Simples,elegante,graciosa.Esta mulher parece e é para mim uma autêntica deusa. Lindíssima e dona de uma personalidade estonteante, ela nunca me deixa mal quando pisa a passadeira vermelha.
Evan Rachel Wood com Gucci Premiére - Foi das primeiras fotos da noite que vi e foi claro uma das que mais amei,não fosse a Evan umas das minhas fashion icons. Este verde escuro,com tonalidades subjacentes ficou-lhe a matar.Brilhos,efeito pavão a rematar o final do vestido,costas abertas. Tudo lhe cai perfeitamente e com aquela pele de boneca ela arrasou.
Shailene Woodley com Marchesa - 20 aninhos cheios de estilo.Um vestido simples,com apontamentos que marcaram a diferença.A beleza desta rapariga conjugou tão bem com a sua escolha e fico pasmada só de olhar.Nem sei mais o que dizer,adorei.
Julie Bowen - Muitos dizem que ela usou um Elie Saab,mas quem perceber minimamente de moda vê logo que se trata de um Reem Acra, e de 2008, já usado pela Olivia Wilde numa outra cor, mas mesmo assim nada tira a beleza deste vestido que para mim bem que é um clássico.A Julie parece uma autêntica Grace Kelly.
Taissa Farmiga - Irmã mais nova da conhecida Vera Farmiga, esta cara linda tem 17 anos e muitas cartas para dar. O vestido caiu-lhe na perfeição e não lhe deu um único dia a mais ou a menos daqueles que tem e acho isso importante.A cor apesar de clara tem uma tonalidade única e foi-lhe bastante favorável.

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Last but not least, i bring you my favorites,those which i will talk about individiually.
Emma Stone with Lanvin - A very young,very nerdy girl that can also be stunning and fabulous any time she wants and with no effort. The color fits her perfectly and i am happy that she is sticking with her red hair,after going on through a blonde phase. The special touch is in the belt with the victory eagle.After all it's not so hard to put a little bit of us in everything we wear.
Mila Kunis with Dior - Simple,elegant and gracious.This woman looks like is for me a real goddess.Beautiful and owner of a stunning personality, she never lets me down when she steps into the red carpet.
Evan Rachel Wood with Gucci Premiére - One of the first photos i saw from the night and one of those i loved the most, knowing that she is one of my fashion icons. This dark green, with underlying tones was to die for. Shimmer,peacock effect finishing the dress,open back. Everything falls perfectly upon this woman and with that doll's skin she was looking stunning.
Shailene Woodley with Marchesa - 20 years full of style. A simple dress, with details that stated and marked  the different.The beauty of this girl went so well with her choice to wear for the GG and i get amazed just by staring at her.I do not know what else to say,just loved it.
Julie Bowen - Many will call it an Elie Saab,but those who know little about fashion can right away see that this is actually a Reem Acra,and from 2008,already worn by Olivia Wilde in another color,still there is nothing that can make this gown any less beautiful and for me it's quite a classic. Julie was looking just like Grace Kelly.
Taissa Farmiga - Sister of the well known Vera Farmiga, this pretty face with just 17 years has yet many cards to play. The dress looked perfect on her and did not give her more or less age then what she actually does, which i believe to be important.The light tone has an unique shade to it and was quite flattering for her.
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Golden Globes Fashion - Nudes and Whites


Tantas escolhas,dirão vocês,é um facto mas a minha paixão por nudes levou-me a tal. Esta nove senhora são apenas uma pequena amostra do muito nude que desfilou ontem à noite e são,para mim,a melhor amostra.
Não vou falar muito e assim sendo vou-me limitar a apontar os meus favoritos.
Sarah Paulson,Jessica Biel e Sarah Hyland. A Jessica Biel trouxe-nos um Elie Saab,e eu sendo fã incondicional do trabalho de tal gênio tinha de adorar o vestido. A Sarah Paulson parecia uma verdadeira boneca e acho que estava fabulosa. A Sarah Hyland, que tem a minha idade e um gosto pela moda fabuloso, mostrou que bastam os apontamentos certos para deixar qualquer um de queixo caído.
Toda a gente fez vénia perante a Charlize, eu sinceramente, apesar de gostar do vestido não acho que ele seja nada do outro mundo,gostei muito mais do penteado e da maquilhagem que da farpela em si mesma. A Angelina Jolie é dona da sobriedade e estava lindíssima com aquele toque de vermelho a dar-lhe o efeito que faz virar cabeças.

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So many choices,you will be saying, it's a fact but my passion for nudes made me do so. These night ladies are just a small sample of the much nude seen yesterday on the red carpet, and they are also the best sample, for me that is.
I won't talk much and leave you only with my pointed out favorites.
Sarah Paulson,Jessica Biel and Sarah Hyland. Jessica brought and Elie Saab and knowing i am such an obsessed fan over his work i just had to love this dress. Sarah looked just like a doll and she was fabulous,imo. Sarah Hyland, that has the same age that i do and a fabulous love for fashion, showed out that just a few right appointments and details can leave anyone with their jaw dropping.
Everyone bowed before Charlize, honestly and even though i liked the dress i don't think that it was nothing from the outter world of amazingness, i much more prefered her hairstyle and make-up. Angelina Jolie is owner of a temperance and she was beautiful with that touch of red that always makes heads turn.
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Golden Globes Fashion - Color


Não foram muitas as meninas que apostaram em cor, mas as que fizeram conseguiram-no muito bem. Das escolhidas nas fotos a minha predilecção recai sobre a Diana Agron, Maria Menounos e ainda a Kelly Macdonald.
A Jessica Alba fez uma aposta segura,mas estava igualmente linda. A Tilda Swinton manteve-se fiel ao seu carácter mais 'estranho' e o que para muitos foi o horror para mim foi uma boa escolha e adorei o tom pálido sobre a sua pele extremamente clara.
A Lea Michele foi uma das grandes sensações da noite com este vestido figure hugging, bastante metálico da casa Marchesa, foi uma completa bomba de sensualidade.
O vestido da Diana foi tudo recortado a laser e esta rapariga realmente sabe ser diferente e ser sempre bela e o vermelho ficou-lhe a arrasar. Tanto a Maria como a Kelly apostaram em cortes simples mas aonde a cor e o brilho eram os factores principais e lhes davam o factor wow!

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There were not many ladies choosing colorful dress, but those who did,well,did it quite well. From the ones above my  love falls upon Diana Agron, Maria Menounos and Kelly Macdonald.
Jessica Alba made a very safe bet but she was equally stunning. Tilda Swinton kept being faithful to her 'weird' way to be and for what many was a complete horror for me was a good choice and i loved the pale tone of this dress over her very fair complexion.
Lea Michele was one of the most talked gals of the night with her figure hugging dress, quite metallic from the atelier of Marchesa, she was a complete bomb of sensuality.
Diana's dress was all indented by laser and this girl really knows how to state a difference and always keep her beauty and of course the red fit her so well. Maria and Kelly both bet on simple cuts but where the color and shine were two important factors to give them that wow everyone looks forward in the red carpet!
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Golden Globes Fashion - Black


As minhas escolhas das meninas que apostaram no preto. Para muitos tanto a Zooey como a Shaun cometeram erros, para mim foram duas escolhas que gostei. A Rooney Mara estava lindíssima e em nada fugiu ao seu estilo. A Shaun Robinson optou por algo simples e apesar de não ir a gritar por atenção acho que funcionou muito bem e que lhe assentava perfeitamente nas formas. A Zooey Deschanel,fashion icon e role model para mim,apostou naquilo que ela mesmo é. Não queiram fazer da rapariga algo que ela não é,o pior da passadeira vermelha,para mim,é quando se mostram todas lindas e fabulosas,mas se sentem desconfortáveis pois aquele não é o seu estilo.A Zooey é mesmo assim, diferente, querida e só o seu sorriso e lindos olhos, tal como a irmã Emily Deschanel que também esteve presente, já bastavam para a tornar uma das mais belas da noite.

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My choices when it comes to the ladies who wore black. For many people, Zooey and Shaun commited fashion suicide, but for me they were some of my most liked ones. Rooney Mara looked stunning and did not moved away from her style. Shaun Robinson choose something simpler and even thought it did not scream out for attention i think it worked out quite well and it fit her body perfectly. Zooey Deschanel, my fashion icon and role model, bet exactly on a dress that reflects her personality.Do not try to make out of this girl something that she is not , the worse from the red carpet, for me, is when the ladies look very stunning and fabulous but deep down feel very uncomfortable because that is not their style.Zooey is just like this, different, sweet and just with her smile and pretty eyes, just like her sister Emily Deschanel who was also there, she would be granted the award for one of the most stunning girls in the Golden Globes.
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Golden Globes Fashion - Blue


Hello,lovelies!

Ontem foi noite de Globos de Ouro e hoje é dia de falar das peças que desfilaram na passadeira vermelha! Vou ser resumida ao máximo,pois como sabem o meu tempo é escasso.
Senhoras de azul.Foram maioritariamente as caras lindas e um pouco mais maduras,com raras excepções, que apostaram nesta cor. Enquanto que a Jane Lynch e a Helen Mirren se ficaram por um tom mais escuro, sóbrio e real, que lhes assentou perfeitamente, em especial à Jane que não é tão dada a este tipo de vestuário, já a lindíssima Elizabeth Mcgovern (da fantástica séries Downton Abbey) conjugou um azul mais claro com uma parte superior preta que a favoreceu imenso, uma aposta segura mas que em nada ficou a perder.

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Yesterday was Golden Globe's night and today is the day to speak about the pieces that went on through the red carpet! I will be as resumed as possible because you know i don't have much time.
Ladies in blue.They were mainly the pretty faces and mature ladies,with rare exceptions,that decided to bet on this color.Both Jane Lynch and Helen Mirren went for a darker shade of blue, sober and royal, that fit them perfectly, mostly to Jane who is not every used to this type of apparel, while the beautiful Elizabeth Mcgovern (from the fantastic show Downton Abbey) conjugated a lighter blue with a black upper part that was very much flattering for her, a safe bet but that got nothing to lose.
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15.1.12

15/365 – The untold stories

15/365 – The untold stories by Joana C.
15/365 – The untold stories, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.

I have had in mind,for a good while, to do an Alice themed photo. I have done it before, although quite differently, and today while preparing everything for the shoot and actually going on with the first idea I ended up seeing things that maybe did not fit so much into the Alice context, so perhaps this is a crossover between the Wizard of Oz (therefore the red shoes), Alice in Wonderland (thanks to the cards who presented themselves for this works and the tea set), and something else that I am not quite sure of what it can be.

This once again goes over the very girly side of me, the soft and very tender and pink flank of my mind but always with the twist. The photo not being absolutely vertical started as an error and ended up as part of the concept and the idea of falling. The rat, well, the rat was a last minute resource that I knew I had to put in, for some reason. I guess that overall I pretended to represent the point where all of us become adults, when fairytales end, when we fall upon the reality, when we become aware of our fears and we ran and find a safe place, not like children but like grown-ups. In the end we will always remember our childhood, the cuteness, the stories, but we have to grow, one way or the other, even if it’s hard and even if it’s frightening.

Yes,I have a tiny chair, done by my skillful grandfather who worked as a carpenter, and I wanted my play tea sets, the very old ones that my mother never let me use as a child but I cannot find them. Tomorrow I am planning something to show you off my new prop, it was the only things I asked to keep thus the death of my grandfather, back in September. You’ll see what I am talking about…tomorrow!

Hope you like it!

Go and see more by clicking in the image! =)
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Diary - Two in one!


Hello,lovelies! 

Não vou dizer muito,as imagens falam por si mesmas. Ontem em cima,hoje (já passa da meia-noite mas pronto) em baixo. O meu melhor amigo esteve ontem cá em casa,só o deixei ir depois das três da manhã e tivemos um bocadinho fabuloso.Aproveitar o fim-de-semana que ele veio passar a casa!

Hoje foi um dia passado com muito frio e com uma saída rápida à noite.Passei na Sephora e trouxe alguns mimos uma vez que não houvesse muito por onde escolher em saldos.

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I won't talk much as the images speak for themselves. Yesterday above, today (well,it's already over midnight but whatever) under. My best friend came by and i only let him go after 3am and of course we had a fabulous times. Taking advantage over the weekend he had free to come back home!

Today was really cold and i paid a quick visit to the mall at night.Stopped by Sephora and brought a few treats knowing that there was not much to look after in their sales.

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14.1.12

A video for you!

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13.1.12

13/365 – Fragility of the mind

To Friday 13th,for always being a good day for me and even thought today didn’t seem like one a simple call just a few minutes ago made this whole day be so much worth it. To superstitions, to bad luck and good luck, to the making of our own providence, to everything that happens and what will happen. Nothing important to be told, nothing that matters to be talked about, just me having fun and having people calling me crazy, making me feel good about it, and about that boy who is my best friend for as long as fifteen years and that arrives home tired, to see his family, knowing he leaves in a city far away from here and still calls me so we can go out for coffee after dinner. Today is for the friendship and not the bad luck, but the good one of keeping someone has great so far in my life.
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12.1.12

Diary - In my place


Hello,lovelies!

Estou sem tempo e para melhorar tudo acho que estou a ficar doente,sim,logo quando menos tempo tenho para despender fico doente. O dia de ontem foi passado a descontrair, estava cansada da viagem a Espanha e sinceramente doía-me bastante o corpo. Um episódio novo de Pretty Little Liars,café,um docinho e a nova revista da ELLE foram as minhas companhias. Hoje,para além da faculdade, passei o resto do dia na cama. Estou com uma enxaqueca desde as 5 da manhã,sim leram bem,já vou na terceira dose de comprimidos e não vejo meio de isto passar, na volta ainda estou a chocar outra gripe.Parece que estou condenada de novo a passar outro Inverno de molho.

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I have no time and to top it all i think i am get sink,yes,right at the moment i have no time for it i fall ill. Yesterday was spent relaxing,i was tired from the trip to Spain and honestly my whole body was sore. A new episode of PLL,coffee,a little sweet and the new ELLE magazine were my companies for the day. Today,besides college,i spent the rest of my day in bed. I have a migraine since 5am,yes you read it well,and i am already on the third round of painkillers and this is not getting any better, i guess that i will be into another flu soon. Seems like i'm doomed to spend another winter being sick.
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12/365 – Bare Reveries

12/365 – Bare Reveries by Joana C.
12/365 – Bare Reveries, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.

If you are my friend and follow me on Facebook you probably know that i was in the greatest doubt ever about what shoot to post up. If you don’t know them let me sum it up for you. I started with an idea, loads of make-up, bandaged head and did quite a lot of photos. Only then I decided to wash my face and as I got back to the place where I shoot this and looked at the veiling I thought that I could play around a little bit and it ends up that I loved more the final simple shoots then the ones that I initially worked and took me so long to do. However life is made of things like this, sometimes more is less and the simplest things are the ones that own our hearts. I also recurred to a help of my dear Lulu and she helped me out with choosing the image, not directly, but talking through things with her I came to the realization that this was the image I wanted.

She also asked me what was the concept behind the two images and I told her that there was none. Of course I could skip this part and try to come up with a brilliant story about how I thought of this shoot for long but I see no need to tell that lie because sometimes things are just like this. It’s like something comes up to your head, an image of what you want and not a real concept and you use that even though you can’t explain it. To me it’s something that happens quite often and while I sometimes can see the story behind the photos I made; this time around it’s just an image that came out of the blue, because I wanted to try out the cloth in question.

I was to call this one of Morbid Reveries just because years ago I did a quite similar shoot but very much darker and I was very much younger and my artistic side was much less developed and I untitled it back at the time of Morbid Reveries. However I decided it was not a good idea at this point to mix the past with the present and although I kept the Reveries in it I skipped the morbid because this image is light, there is nothing dark or morbid about it and the title would actually make no sense, no Bare Reveries it is. Bare for the fact that I stand nearly naked, as in bare skin; and reveries for they mean a state of dreamy meditation/daydream/fanficul musing,so I guess that it shows up well how this photo came up, it was just me playing around and pretending,having fun.

Hope you like it!
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11.1.12

Diary - Spain


Hello,lovelies!

Um post rápido com apenas algumas das quase 500 fotos que fiz ontem.Uma viagem a Espanha que começou muito cedo e acabou já tarde mas que valeu a pena.Vigo e Santiago,museus,amigos,muita diversão e claro está,fiz três amiguinhos felpudos como sempre.

Estou a dar o meu melhor para não declarar um hiatus de 2/3 semanas,mas a faculdade está a dar comigo em doida,Janeiro é sempre a mesma coisa no que toca a isso.Vamos lá ver como corre,nem que seja pouco  vou tentar continuar a posta.

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A quick post to show you just some of the nearly 500 photos i did yesterday. A trip i did to Spain that started early and ended up late but that was very much worht it.Vigo and Santiago,museums,friends,a lot of fun and as always,i made three little furry friends.

I am doing my best not to declare a hiatus time of 2/3 weeks,but college is driving me insane,January is always like this.Let's see how it goes,even if it's little i still want to try to come around and post.
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10.1.12

Questions and Answers


Hello,lovelies!

Como vou passar fora o dia todo e não volto a tempo de fazer nenhum posto,e sabendo igualmente que não tive oportunidade de deixar nada agendado,fica aqui um post que tinha preparado na manga há já algum tempo. O vosso lugar para perguntarem tudo o que quiserem,até as coisas mais parvas que vos ocorrerem ou tudo o que quiserem saber.Prometo responder a todos os vossos pedidos!

Tenham um bom dia!

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Knowing that i will spend the day out and will have no time to come around and make a post,and also knowing that i did not manage to leave anything scheduled,here goes a post that i had prepared for a while now. Your place to ask anything you want,even the most ridiculous things that may come to your mind or anything you want to know.I promise to answer all of your questions!

Have a good day!
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9.1.12

Diary - Being an adult


Hello,lovelies!

Bem,o dia de hoje foi passado de lado para lado,de certo modo,e ainda não está acabado!Organização de trabalhos,da agenda de trabalhos,aperceber-me que tenho cerca de duas semana para fazer imensos trabalhos para uma só disciplina para entregar no fim de Janeiro.Um dia em que andei a correr escolas de condução para saber aonde tirar a minha carta,afinal temos de nos informar de preços,serviços e tudo o resto.Um dia passado a pensar em coisas e ainda tenho de preparar tudo para amanhã ir passear para Espanha e ainda tenho de ir fazer compras de coisinhas para comer amanhã.E claro,as minhas botas novas e o desenho feito à algum tempo pela Maria do blog Pedras e Calhaus.

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Well,today was spent going from side to side,somehow,and it's not over yet!Organizing works,organizing my works schedule,realising that i have about two weeks to do a whole lot of works to a single class to be delivered by the end of January.A day spent running through driving schools to know where i'll be taking my license,after all one has to be informed about prices,services and everything else.A day spent thinking about a lot of things and preparing my stuffy for tomorrow knowing i'll be going to Spain and i have yet to go and buy food for tomorrow.Of course,my new boots and the draw made by Maria from Pedras e Calhaus a while back,
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9/365 Soft Reality

9/365 Soft Reality by Joana C.
9/365 Soft Reality, a photo by Joana C. on Flickr.


This is one of those raw shoots that besides from some color fix nothing else was added or taken out.The image shows what the reality holds and nothing less or nothing more.
It’s not often but at times I feel like I need to shake myself back into reality and I wish I could bring some people down with me.I wish I could make some of them see that the way they think,speak and act are nothing other than the product of how society told them to be,how they were taught,how they were brought to what they are today, and that somehow,they are very much wrong.

I am not the one claiming to be right but I just claim for the right to be who I want,how I want.The way I dress,my weight,my age,my choices in life define solemnly the person I have been,the person I am and the person I will be,so sticking up your nose in someone’s life when it’s not in the intention of doing real good or being a critic in a constructive way,is not right.

You can tell someone they are fat but if they feel right with themselves what’s the point of changing?Yes,they can do it,but if they want to do it that’s up to them and mostly that’s something that they have to do because they want to,not because you told them to.
You’re obviously not going to tell someone to grow up when they are naturally short,or to get hair when they are naturally bald,so why interfere with someone who feels right just the way they are? It’s something natural and maybe you’re the one lacking that confidence to be yourself.


I am certainly not trying to moralize anyone into my ideas but I am just saying that I feel good with the way I am,chunky tights,narrow waist but that is still large,big hips,I feel good,I am okay and if I ever get to lose weight (which I want just for health reasons) I will do it for myself,not because X,Y or Z told me to do so. If you don’t love me you can go somewhere else,but if you do you see me as a whole not just the number that the scale shows.
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Beauty - Syoss Dry Shampoo

 

Hello,lovelies!

Corri e saltei para encontrar um shampoo seco que não fosse o da KLORANE que ronda os 12€ e foi no sábado que me deparei com este menino e claro está,veio comigo para casa.Fica então prometida uma review!

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I ran through all places to find a dry shampoo that was not the KLORANE one that coasts around 12€ and it was this past Saturday that i found this little one and of course,it come home with me.I now promise a review to come soon!
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Pull&Bear Spring/Summer Collection 2


Hello,lovelies!

Fica aqui o lookbook s/s 2012 da PULL&BEAR.Uma vez mais as cores pastel combinadas com cores mais básicas,o branco sempre tão característico e acessórios para marcar a diferença e tornar um outfit mais simples em algo espectacular. A última carteira parece-me fortemente inspirada nas famosas FURLA Candy.

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Here goes the s/s 2012 lookbook from PULL&BEAR.Once again the pastel tones are combined with some basic colors,the white so typical of the season and the accesories that will make the different and make a simple outfit turn to be a spectacular one. The last bag looks strongly inspired in the FURLA Candy ones.
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